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April 29, 2009

After we came away with a stunning draw in the Nou Camp, holding the great Barcelona for the full 90 minutes and stopping them from scoring for the first time this season, the Barcelona boys aren't happy!

Toure, Iniesta and even Guardiola have been calling for more bookings and sendings-off - even calling the referee "deplorable". What a bunch of cry-babies!

April 28, 2009

This is it - the time of the season we've all been waiting for! It gives me goose-bumps just thinking about it! Hopefully this time tomorrow I'll still have a smile on my face, as we build up to the biggest game of the season so far, against Barcelona! Come on you Blues!

April 23, 2009

A disappointing draw on Wednesday night against a hard-working Everton side sees us slip off the pace in the Premier League, and Super Guus has rightly written us off from winning the Premier League - with Man United looking like they're going to win their third successive trophy. Still, there are some positives to be taken from all of this...

April 19, 2009

With Chelsea's squad set to be tested badly over the next few weeks, I'll take now as an opportunity to detail where I think our squad is good, and where it needs strengthening. Love to hear your thoughts.

Obviously the goalkeepers are looking reasonable - Petr Cech is World Class, and Hilario seems capable when he has been called into action. Our youth team keeper Rhys Taylor has yet to be given his chance, but from what I hear he is a dependable third-choice.

Yes, I know I really shouldn't be celebrating this just yet, but with Manchester United crashing out of the FA Cup to Everton, the trophy is practically in our hands - and deservedly so!

Our squad looks in good form, especially after punishing Arsenal in the dying minutes of our own semi final, with Dider Drogba sticking the knife in once more, it seems that our name is on the trophy.

April 17, 2009

Its a great time to start a new job as Chelsea correspondent for ESPN Soccernet! Chelsea have overcome their fiercest rivals (in the Champions League at least) and we're on our way to Wembley. Wish me luck as I try to bring you the inside-track on 'Chelsea, Chelsea'!

Phil Lythell Phil Lythell is a Chelsea season ticket holder and lifelong Blues supporter stretching back to the sepia-tinted days of Kerry Dixon and Pat Nevin. Author of Chelsea-centric blog, Phil has spent his entire life living within a 20 minute walk of Stamford Bridge which has cost him a fortune but has also kept him from those interminable queues outside Fulham Broadway Station giving him more time in the pub to discuss the latest glorious/calamitous/insipid match.

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